Since Rappahannock County moved to single-stream recycling last month, significantly more items — and more easily stored and transported items — can be brought to the Amissville and Flatwood recycling centers, including:
• Glass bottles and jars, cans (aluminum, steel and tin) and plastics (types #1 through #7) can all now be collected in one container.
• Newspapers, magazines, flattened paper bags and office paper can also go in one container. No strings or plastic bags.
• Cardboard, all types, go in yet another container at both facilities. You need to flatten them first.
• For batteries (including rechargeable, alkaline and lead-acid), check with the facility attendants, who’ll show you where to leave them. Same goes for used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs and electronics.
Flatwood also now has a metal recycling container (for items generally smaller than the large appliances you can drop at Amissville).
Amissville is open 7:30 to 5:30 every day except Sunday (540-937-3337); Flatwood is open 7 to 7 Wednesday-Thursday and 9 to 7 Friday-Sunday (540-987-8985).